Search.searchmedia.online Removal Guide

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Category: Browser Hijackers

Search.searchmedia.online appears to be a browser hijacker, an application that can enter a system by replacing default browser’s homepage, new tab page, or other preferences. Consequently, users who encounter such threats may start seeing their websites as they launch their browsers, create new tabs, or start new searches. It is also important to realize that lots of search tools classified as browser hijackers show third-party material, such as pop-ups, sponsored links, banners, and so on. Ads from unknown sources might promote anything, including untrustworthy applications, fake surveys, etc. Therefore, we recommend being extra cautious if you are using Search.searchmedia.online or similar browser hijacker. On the other hand, if it does not seem reliable for you, we encourage you to pick a more reputable search tool. To eliminate the browser hijacker, you could follow the instructions located below this article. As for learning more about it, you should read our full report first.

According to our specialists, Search.searchmedia.online might come as a redirect or it could be bundled with doubtful browser extensions. If it is being spread with bundled installers, it is possible some users could accept it accidentally. Usually, it happens to those who do not pick advanced or custom installation settings. Selecting these settings could help you find out more important details about chosen tools as well as deselect unwanted bundled software. Thus, it is worth investing a couple of extra minutes while installing programs if you want to keep your system clean and secure. There is also one other extra precaution we highly recommend. What we have in mind is a security tool that is always up to date. A reliable antimalware application could warn about suspicious tools as well as guard your device against malware.

Search.searchmedia.online might look like a fun search tool as it allows you to change its background picture (there are a few images to pick from). However, if you take a look at the browser hijacker’s Terms of Use document, you should notice a statement saying the website may contain links to third parties’ sites. Also, it is noted that Search.searchmedia.online “does not monitor such websites and/or assumes no liability whatsoever for the content or opinions expressed on those websites.” As the further explanation says, users who interact with such content do so at their own risk. It means that some of the third-party content could be unreliable as the software’s creators cannot guarantee it will be safe. It could show up in search results, which the browser hijacker displays through a modified Yahoo search engine. If you like searching the Internet through search.yahoo.com, but do not like third-party ads, we recommend removing Search.searchmedia.online from your browser and placing the original Yahoo version as your default search engine, homepage, or new tab page.

Users who do not wish to keep a browser hijacker on their system could get rid of it either manually or with a preferred automatic tool. If you pick the first option, we suggest checking the instructions located below this paragraph as they will explain what you should do to remove Search.searchmedia.online from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. If you like the second option better or the browser hijacker comes back no matter what you do, you should scan your system with a reliable antimalware tool and erase threats identified after the scan y pressing the tool’s provided removal button.

Get rid of Search.searchmedia.online

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click CTRL+SHIFT+A at the same time.
  2. Navigate to Extensions.
  3. Look for add-ons related to Search.searchmedia.online.
  4. Click Remove.
  5. Restart the browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap ALT+F.
  2. Select More tools and choose Extensions.
  3. Find extensions connected to the browser hijacker and press Remove.
  4. Select Remove to confirm.
  5. Restart the browser.

Internet Explorer

  1. Go to Start menu and select Control Panel (for Win Vista, Win 7, or Win XP) or click Win+R, type Control Panel and press OK (for Win 8 and Win 10).
  2. Choose Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Search for add-ons related to the browser hijacker.
  4. Select them and press Uninstall.
  5. Exit the Control Panel.
Download Remover for Search.searchmedia.online *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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